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Mike serves as the President and CEO of Mayslake Village. Mayslake Village is a Catholic sponsored low-income housing project for senior citizens featuring 600 apartments with an annual budget of $7 million and a staff of forty. Mike is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility.
In June 2007, Mike received his Master of Science degree, with distinction, from DePaul University’s School of Public Service. His field of study was nonprofit administration and he received the Phyllis M. Sutker Scholarship for his work in the field of low-income housing for senior citizens. Additionally he received an award from the Michael and Diane Hora Charitable Foundation for his research paper, “Is There Enough Room in the Inn for the Baby Boomers?” which discusses ways to increase the supply of apartments for low-income senior citizens. Continuing to advocate for senior citizens, Mike testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity in support of amending the HUD Section 202 Program to meet the needs of today’s low-income senior citizens. This amendment became law in December 2010.
Prior to joining Mayslake Village Mike worked with two of the largest CPA firms in the world. For fifteen years he conducted certified audits for a variety of publicly traded companies, privately owned entities, and nonprofit organizations. Mike is the Chairperson for the Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Risk Pooling Trust which provides insurance for property, casualty, auto and workers' compensation to 1,300 Catholic organizations throughout the United States. Additionally, he volunteers on the finance board of a local high school. Mike's experience advocating for senior citizens, managing not-for-profit agencies, and studying with SPS merges in the classroom in MPS 515: Nonprofit Financial Administration.